Jun. 20, 1823

“Laws Concerning Jews in the Weimar Republic” Issued by Karl August of the Weimar Republic [Germany]: “Jewish services are only to be held in the German language; lessons in Jewish schools are only to be taught in German. No other religious, prayer, singing or school books are permitted except those that were checked by the Upper Consistories and received an approval. An investigation, especially of Jewish schools is to be arranged from time to time, or at least once a year. … 4) Rabbis have no jurisdiction and can at most serve as a mediator between two parties but not as a judge (except in rural area and with permission of the local authorities. 5) Jews are to take surnames and report to the local authorities within 8 weeks of this announcement; those who fail to do so are to be criminally persecuted. 6) When a Jewish father has more than one son who is in the trade business, only one of them is allowed to marry. Those Jews, who can prove to the local authorities that they were perusing other professions are exempt from this law. … 9) No Jewish families nor single Jews are to be permitted into the Grand Duchy, except a) when a local Jew attains the permission from local authorities to wed a non-local Jew; b) in case the local Rabbi’s office needs a capable man. 10) Jews are to remain and live in areas that are specifically assigned to them…. 13) Jews are not allowed to own lager agricultural land that are not for their personal use.  Those who have come into ownership of such properties are to sell them within a year to avoid legal action. …”
Sammlung der die religiösen und bürgerliche Verfassung der Juden in den königl. Preuß Staaten betreffend den Gesetze, Vervordnungen, Gutaschten, Berichte und Erkenntinisse. Heinemann, J., 1831; 491pp,  Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 10/8/2015